“Create the unseen”

With its new title “Create the unseen”, the Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2019 focused on the great opportunities for the imaging industry that beame obvious at photokina 2018.

Innovative capturing devices make it possible to capture the previously invisible. Artificial intelligence identifies image content, shows pathways through the flood of images and enables the design of fascinating imagery, which can be combined with other media to create completely new, previously unseen results. The ubiquitous connectivity makes it possible to share these results in real time with others, to turn them into high-quality physical and digital picture products, and to advance into new dimensions of visual communication with the help of Computer-Generated Imaging (CGI) as well as Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality.

At the Business Forum Imaging Cologne, retailers, image service providers, photographers, video producers and manufacturers could find out how the industry can benefit from these dynamic developments.

International conference

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International top managers and independent experts will present new ideas and business models for the imaging industry.

Program and registration (.pdf)

Presentation by sponsors

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In the lobby of the Congress Centre East, the sponsors of the Business Forum Imaging Cologne present their innovations, products and services in a “Touch & Try” environment. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss the concepts face-to-face with sponsors‘ representatives.

Registration form

Networking dinner


Hosted by photokina, a dinner event on the evening of March 6, 2019 provided ample networking opportunities for attendees, speakers and sponsors.